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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
oracle's jimmy spittle or the taking us out the first time in august. it's going to be a busy weekend, but it's going to bring all kind of attention. they may be anticipating the largest crowd ever to see one of these races in north america because of all the events here in san francisco this weekend. and the racing will continue through sunday. let's show you a little bit right now as to what was out on the bay today. ♪ the america's cup world series is back on the bay for another week of racing with match racing qualifiers set for wednesday as the action continues through to the fleet racing finals on sunday. tuesday practice sessions were just part of the scene as the skippers from all 11 teams came together, and nine of them looking to challenge oracle team usa which took top honors in the match racing and fleet racing competition in august right near san francisco. the skippers for oracle team usa are certainly feeling at home here in the bay area, and are looking to build on their summer of success. >> i see more of us. i mean we'd like to repeat that same result, and we'll ce
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. oracle world, fleet week, america's cup, everyone wants to hang out even these guys. a pair of frolicking humpback whales. our nbc chopper spotted the pair today hanging out near the surface and spouting off. the whales swam around for a half hour. got a good look at the san francisco skyline and headed back out to sea to continue their migration past the golden gate bridge. >>> an unusual and slow moving sight. >>> a simple step that could have serious health benefits. >> i'm scott budman. take two for a tech giant and the new tablet computer and second act for a famous squatter who now has a company of his own. that's next. ♪ just put a little bit of yourself ♪ ♪ in everything you do [ female announcer ] add your own ingredients to hamburger helper for a fresh take on a quick, delicious meal. it's one box with hundreds of possibilities. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> a lot going on in the tech world including another shot in the tablet wars. this one from another company that's
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
keeping things clear here. oracle world set up last week friday so they're in full force. howard street, market will be congested leading into this weekend. looking over to the north bay we have a smooth drive. chp marin county saying early warning for commuters. they're doing speed team enforcement for 101 south novato to san rafael. whatever it takes, safety first. highway 37, minor construction blocking one lane in either direction through vallejo but not a concern. a light flow of traffic at the bi bay bridge and crystal clear view of the east shore freeway. >>> the a's magic number is now down to one. that means oakland needs one more win to clinch a playoff spot which could come as early as today. taking on the texas rangers. they can also make it to the playoffs if the angels and rays lose one more game. only three games left in the regular season. a three-game home stand gets under way starting at 7:05. >>> the giants have secured that playoff spot but they're not about to cruise quietly interest the postseason. the giants start a three-game set tonight in los angeles against th
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the skippers event gave us the chance to catch up with oracle team usa who is all about racing this week through sunday. >> i'm a competitor. we want to do well and hopefully try to win some races and that's what i'm focused on. i'm not really focused on what the event will look like or whatever. >> reporter: let's talk about the other oracle team usa skipper. we spent time with him because he's taking very seriously his defense of the cup right here on the bay in 2013. >> oracle team usa. >> oracle team usa's is the youngest skipper to ever capture the america's cup when he was 30 years old. in 302013 he looks to take his team to back-to-back titles. he was drawn to the sport in a meaningful way. >> you know, when australia won, all of the people, no roads, you had to get there by boat, all got together and it was partying following the victory. when you're a young kid seeing that, naturally that's what you want to do. >> reporter: he became one of those guys and now is very hands-on in the effort to defend the cup. >> successful teams are athletic driven teams. >> oracle team's us
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> well, the oracle open world continues today in san francisco. last night chief executive larry ellison kicking things off and outlined his newest vision, a new cloud system he says he believes is better and faster than the competition. oracle already has a cloud system, but this new one is meant to go head to head with amazon and google. the oracle open world runs through thursday. >>> a local community center for computer programmers is safe, thanks to some generous donors. mountain view's hacker dojo has raised the $250,000 it needs to keep its office space. the city gave the group until december to modify its building to comply with city codes. that meant installing fire sprinklers, handicap accessible bathrooms and fire exits. hacker dojo now has money and time to complete those renovations before the city deadline. >>> the world's largest online retailer will uncork a new service today literally. amazon.com planning to sell bottles of wine this holiday season. the company is hoping to form a partnership with nearly 100 wineries from across the country. bottles would be shi
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
spouting off. it's a good week to be in the city, oracle world, fleet week, america's cup, a lot going on here. the whales swam around for about a half an hour, got a good look at the skyline and headed back out to sea to resume their migration. >> i need to do what they're doing, cool off in the ocean, a swoochlt. >> good times. >> somewhere around the beach. >> hot temperatures sticking around for another day? >> at least into tuesday. let's get a look. some simple reminders. remember to drink plenty of water. take frequent breaks. remember the pets. you'll need to take them inside for tomorrow as we are expecting upper 90s and low 100s inland. 80s by the bay and 70s at the coastline. as we head into the upcoming weekend there is the dramatic drop-off with fall-like weather. temperatures in the 70s. maybe, just maybe even a chance of showers as we head throughout next monday. it's good that it's at least hinting at some showers, but no big storm yet. >> visitors, it is really that hot in the bay area? >> they're getting that water there in san francisco i'm sure. >> we'll see you again
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
tech conference that's expected to cause some traffic headaches along the way. oracle open world will be here starting tomorrow through wednesday. today there was a stay city stream of participants registering for the events. parts of howard and taylor streets are due to the closed for the event and several mun any lines rerouted as well. worst traffic problems are expected to happen between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. and 40,000 people are expected to attend that conference. >>> the flu season is around the corner. today hunts of people are in the south bay to get preventive medicine. cars were lining up for today's flu shot drive-thru clinic and union city. kaiser was the sponsor, according to kaiser as well as the center for disease control, a flu shot is recommended for all children from 6 months to 18 years old as well as every adult. people who got the shot like the convenience of not even having to get out of their car but not the pain right there. ouch. >> i think it's -- i think it's a great idea. we don't have to get out. we just sit in the car. they come to us. we don't have to
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
need them out here. it's a hot one out here today. good morning, marla. we're inside oracle team usa tent at pier 32. these are wing sails. they are still in here. just around 70 feet long. it will be 70 feet tall once they are put up on top of the catamarans. they will do the first day of competition for the america's cup world series. john races here and is one of the skippers. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: you were out yesterday for the practice. what were the conditions like? >> obviously san fran is in a heat wave at the moment. >> reporter: that is not always ideal for sailing? >> no. the winds tend to lift when it is this hot in the city. yesterday we were out on the big boat. >> reporter: you are competing in the america's cup next summer. this is the 45 right now. these have a top speed of 30 knots. how fast can you get them? >> we will be up there in the 30s. maybe a bit more. we have a good breeze forecast today. unfortunately for everyone, the heat is coming to a bit of an end. it will start cooling again. >> reporter: you are the bowman on the boat. i think
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
that is expected to cause some traffic delays. here is your warning. oracle open world will be at the moscone center starting tomorrow through wednesday. nearly 50,000 people are expected to attend the conference. parts of howard and taylor streets are scheduled to be closed, and several munni lines are being rerouted as well. plan for draft delays south of market near the moscone sunday sunday through wednesday. you've been warned. and it's going to be hot. >> that's true. >> thanks for joining us. for nbc bay area news at 11:00. "saturday night live" is up next with mick jagger. good night. food for 4 bucks. yeah... think they made a mistake? i don't know - maybe. the fried cheese melt is back for just 4 bucks. 1 of 4 big 4-dollar meals on the 2-4-6-8 value menu. only at denny's. open all night. >>> this is pbs. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. well, it's spring again. and as you well know, spring not only brings flowers but also romantic love. t
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Sep 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
ready for a major conference that is expected to cause some major traffic delays. oracle world will be going on today through wednesday and nearly 50,000 people are expected to attend the conference. parts of howard and taylor streets are scheduled to be closed. several muni lines are being rerouted. in other words, plan for traffic delays south of market near the center. >>> caltrans plans to shut down the san mateo bridge for two weekends next month. they will repair a cracked support beam under the roadway discovered back in 2010. the bridge is set to be closed from 10:00 in the evening to 5:00 in the morning october 19th through the 22nd and then again between the same hours from october 26th through the 29th. the dumbarton bridge is the best alternative for drivers looking to get around the bay. >>> construction crews say the 405 freeway will reopen in time for the monday morning commute despite an unplanned work stop. yesterday afternoon a chunk of the bridge fell along the freeway. no one was hurt but did stop the work for a while. the bridge is going to be destroyed to widen
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
bay." >> the owner of the oracle yacht team is opening up to cnbc about what he plans to do with a hawaiian island he just bought. larry ellison says he wants to turn lanai into, quote, a little laboratory. he says he's going to convert seawater into fresh water on organic farms that he hopes will be exporting organic produce to japan. side note, also telling cnbc he would love to own the l.a. lakers one day. the lakers happen to be his favorite basketball team. >> scott ellison could afford the lakers. >> he's a very rich man. ellison in addition took out a $4 billion -- that's billion dollar -- credit, line of credit recently from the bank using stock. which means he could anytime he wanted to write a check for $4 billion. i'm sure that would be plenty to buy the lakers. meanwhile, other news. a woman suing venture capital firm kleiner perkins for sexual harassment says this morning she's been fired. the firm says she wasn't. she says she was terminated, told to clean out her office on monday. she's in the middle of that lawsuit against the firm. in a statement this moring, klein
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Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
, effective october 22nd. he helped to restructure a software company that resold itself to oracle too. that's the kind of activist cfo that they need. the fact that she picked him tells them they're going in the right direction. the plan we will hear more about when they report in two weeks, i think the stock can start marching higher. the reason is simple. the company can get aggressive about unlocking the pieces and yahoo! has got a lot to unlock. last week goldman sachs came out with a terrific pieces. i said i'm changing my mind. this is really good research where they added yahoo! to the buy list based on the sum and parts of the analysis, some of the most rigorous analysis on yahoo!. let's go through the pieces. first, yahoo! owns a major stock in ali baba, like the ebay and paypal of china. the old management didn't know what to do with it. that changed back in may when the predecessor interim ceo ross levinsohn worked out a deal to have ali baba buy back half of the position. this sale closed less than two weeks ago with yahoo! netting $4.3 billion in cash and fees. and even b
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
oracle ceo larry ellison. he bought the island of linai and now he wants to turn it into sustainable living. he made the comments daughter interview with cnbc. he control also the golf courses and commercial buildings. he owns the thing. he also controls the utilities. he now wants to convert seawater to fresh water and his goal is to use solar power and electric cars on that island. ellison purchased the island of la nai earlier this year. slice heaven. >> forget the of. >> don't need it. hawaii. >> all right. 5:11. preparing for the big one. we're not talking about earthquakes. the unusual test taking place. [ male announcer ] with all your car does for you, he really wants to hear those three little words: chevron with techron. care for your car. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> welcome back at 5:14. there's going to be a whole lot of action on the san francisco waterfronts this week. of course, it is the start of fleet week. but today also marks
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
of the flawed map app, oracle customers will have access to nokia's data and location services. >>> hewlett packard is set to roll out a new device that will work with microsoft's new windows 8 operating system. the elite pad 900 comes at a time when, according to new research from the pew center, half of all adult americans now own either a tablet computer or a smart phone. >>> and finally, who says that crime doesn't pay? two guns that belonged to famed partners in crime bonnie and clyde sold to an anonymous buyer for just over half a million dollars at an auction over the weekend. >>> a quarterback makes history, and nfl teams break out a bag of tricks. >>> plus, a colossal collapse at golf's ryder cup championship. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> and all the heavy rain over the weekend and this morning in the southeast is on the move. i'll tell you where it's heading coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> well, good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, the europeans played their hearts out yesterday, overcom
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Sep 30, 2012 5:30am PDT
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
slowing passing mission and down milpitas. >>> the oracle open world continues today. >> last night chief executive larry ellison kicked things off outlining his newest vision, a new cloud system that he says is better and faster than the competition. oracle already has a cloud system, but this new one is meant to go head to head with amazon and google. it runs through thursday. >>> 6:08 right now. coming up, the deportation decision keeping families together regardless of sexual orientation. we'll tell you about the major victory for the gay rights movement just ahead. >>> plus the race to the white house. candidates getting in some last-minute jabs before wednesday's big debate. >> reporter: and can you believe it, the a's magic number is down to one. they could seal the deal tonight. i'm christie smith. we'll tell you what still has to happen for that to happen for the oakland a's. >>> let's go athletics. but not so many didngood vie pr -- vibrations. the hockey lockout still has the sharks on ice. more talks this week, we'll keep you posted. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ a
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
. we saw oracle's boat out practicing yesterday. we'll see them again today in the 72. it is phenomenal. it is foiling, which means the entire boat lifts out of the water and just has tiny foils underneath that are only about this long, so the whole boat, it's like it's hovering over the water. it's really great. it will be really neat to see them all out next summer. >> reporter: best bet for people that want to come out and see what's happening today with the practices, the qualifying tomorrow, the competitions throughout the week. you can come out to marina green. they have ana online a -- appd they have made this into a very fan friendly event. reporting live here in sf, bob redell "today in the bay." >>> if you're just joining us this morning time for a quick check of the day's top stories. the oakland a's clinched a wild card spot in the postseason after we gbeating the texas ran 4-3. the team can win the a.l. west division title with two regular season games left to play. >>> grief counselors will be on hand at albany middle school after teacher james izumizaki was fou
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